- Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:19 pm #136548
Since this is my first post I will give a you all a little background info, before I let you know what happened this morning. I am an electronics technician working on military simulators, prior to that I worked as an electronics/manufacturing tech at a few different companies from electronics manufacturing to supplement packaging for about ten years and prior to that I was tank mechanic in the Marine Corps, so I have worked on some technical stuff and stuff that a hammer was viable option for repair. My wife and I recently adopted a 6 year old boy, he moved in with us last Saturday, when I asked him what kind of car he would like to drive someday he said "slug bug", he only weighs about 45 pounds so I thought I still might be able to get him a power wheel type toy. We don't have a large Christmas budget this year so I had been trolling craigslist trying to find one that was at least 12 volts and under $100 and was not having any luck. The street I was driving on my way to work this morning was having trash day and as I came around one cornier I saw a VW convertible setting next to one trash can, I was in shock and drove right on by.I turned around and loaded this baby up and even looked in the trash to see if there were any other parts, there were not, when I got to work I popped the hood and saw the wiring harness cut but most everything else intact, even has a working radio I already put batteries in the radio and got sound it is week but I can fix that. So now I need you guys to help me convince may wife that it is neither garbage nor a money pit. I haven't checked the motors yet, the wiring is 4 wires from dash (yellow, yellow, red, small black) and five wires from underside (red, red, blue, black, small black), is there a quick way to check the motors with either a 12v AGM or 2 6v alkaline lantern batteries I have here at my work. I have seen a few wiring diagrams here but I would like to see the actual Peg Perego one so I could have a reference, instead of back engineering it before I start making mods. Yes I said mods, I want it to be a Baja bug, tube bumpers in front and back, lifted with big tires in back, roll bar etc.